BREAKING; Federal Government to remove 1,500 workers from payroll portal
The Federal Government has made plans to stop the monthly salary payment of about 1500 workers detected across the Federal civil service with fake appointment letters over the last one year.
This was made known by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, during her keynote address at the ‘National Policy Dialogue on Entrenching Transparency in Public Office Recruitment in Nigeria,’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The HoS noted that about 1,000 fake workers were discovered in one ministry, while 500 others were found in other ministries, departments and agencies during a recent service-wide verification exercise conducted by the government
She said the fake workers would be delisted from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System of the government as part of the decisive steps of her administration to purge the IPPIS of all infiltrations and wipe out the alarming practices of impunity in government agencies.
She said: “It would be recalled that in March last year, the office informed of the detection of fake letters of employment presented in some ministries. For instance, in the past year, in one ministry alone, over 1,000 individuals bearing fake letters of appointment were detected.
“In the light of the aforementioned, it is disheartening to point out that the office recently received a report from the Federal Civil Service Commission forwarding the names of over 500 persons in various MDAs in possession of fake letters of appointment and which are to be delisted from the IPPIS platform.
“Similarly, following the outcome of the Service-Wide Verification Exercise for officers recruited from 2013 – 2020, the Federal Civil Service Commission has also requested the suspension of the salaries of over 3,000 officers across the MDAs who failed to appear for the exercise pending further clearance.”
She noted that the government’s effort to stop financial leakages in the civil service had created a gap leading to a series of implementation issues, adding that as of March 2022, over 380,000 officers had been captured on the IPPIS payroll comprising 66,000 and 320,000 for core and non-core MDAs, respectively.
The HoS stressed that the clean-up exercise which her office has embarked upon in the core and non-core MDAs would be rounded off in September.